Friday, February 28, 2014

Social Work Advocacy Day at the Legislature

Are you interested in advocacy and public policy?  Do you want to learn how the legislative process works?

The Social Work Advocacy Day at the Legislature will be held in Austin on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. 

This is an exciting, educational day where students gather in Austin and talk about current social work issues. The full day will include education about issues relevant to Social Work, a keynote speaker and a panel that will address effective advocacy.

So clear your calendar and come out and show your support and lets change the system together!

For those of you planning to come, just a few minor adjustments in the plans:

Please ask students to keep personal belongings at a minimum for the program phase in the sanctuary from 9:30 to 12:30.  The venue space will be crowded if there are myriad book bags and backpacks.

No one is allowed to eat in the sanctuary and only bottled water is allowed.  The church has been most gracious to allow us to use their sanctuary space, so we must be respectful of this rule.  There will be coffee and snack bags available for all the participants, but these can only be consumed in the basement or outside the building.  

The sign-up sheet for Capitol Steps Speak Outs will be in the front entry of the church on the morning of the event.  The speak outs will occur between 12:30 and 1:30.  Since we have 753 participants, the 60 speak out slots are in great demand.  Please be mindful and only have a few students sign up to give each school an opportunity to be represented and Speak Out. There is also ample opportunity to speak directly to legislative offices. It is most effective if students make appointments in advance.

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